Category Archive: Camping

DIY PVC Alice Pack Frame

DIY PVC Alice Pack Frame   A frame for your bug out bag or alice pack will save your back a lot of stress and strain allowing you to go further faster. Important especially in a bug out scenario. But saving wear and tear on your back even if you’re hiking or backpacking for fun …

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Tips for Kids Camping

Tips for Kids Camping We are preppers, homesteaders, or a bit of both. Of course our kids camp and they love it! Like ducks to water right? Ahhh not so much always LOL. Some of us don’t enjoy camping never mind the kids. I did really enjoy camping when my children were younger. Back when …

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DIY Pocket Grill

DIY Pocket Grill Whether your camping, hiking, or preparing to bug out, a pocket grill is an ideal piece of equipment. Small and compact enough to fit in your back pocket, get home bag, day pack, or bug out bag. It keeps your food out of the fire without dragging a larger grill with you. You can …

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Staying Warm In A Harsh Winter Camp – Survival Camping

Staying Warm In A Harsh Winter Camp Survival Camping I know my first thoughts when I think of bugging out are tramping through a wooded area, carrying more than I probably should, going as fast as I can toward a safe place. I think that is a mental picture probably shared by many. But the …

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9 Winter Camping Tips

9 Winter Camping Tips As hard as it is for me to believe there are actually people who camp during the winter for fun! Now when I was younger I was up for trying just about anything once and if it didn’t kill me (ok seriously injure) maybe twice. But now older and wiser, I …

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Splitting Firewood With a Knife AKA Batoning

Splitting Firewood With a Knife AKA Batoning Not only does batoning actually take less energy to chop wood into kindling, but it is a method available to most people in a survival scenario. Many people actually carry a knife on their belt or in the trunk of their car. Fewer folks tote an axe with …

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Animal Track Identification

Animal Track Identification The featured article today is a helpful animal tracking guide from the Farmer’s Almanac. It, fortunately for me, it includes pictures! Even though I am not an active hunter I find the information useful in just knowing which animal is wandering about on my property. It helps me protect my garden and my pets from …

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Off Grid Useful Gadgets

 Off Grid Useful Gadgets I enjoy camping and other outdoor activities. But this doesn’t mean I don’t also like the convenience of my gadgets. I do! In a life or death scenario some of these off grid items would be life savers and some would have no value. Most of these gadgets would provide comfort …

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DIY Portable Wind Generator

DIY Portable Wind Generator If you reside in an area with more wind then sun then this is an awesome project for you! No matter why you are off grid, this is one way to produce your own power. It’s portable, puts off 12 volts, 17 watts and automatically furls. Great little generator for camp sites …

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101 Outdoor Tips

101 Outdoor Tips Outdoor life has compiled 101 tips for your outdoor adventures and activities. Ideas and methods of making your experiences no matter what season of the year easier and more fruitful. There are tips on fishing, outdoor cooking, hunting, and even just camping! No one has more tips for the sportsman than outdoor life! …

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